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Jeri You are one hard taskmaster LOL ,woe be tide those kids for stepping out of line.
Joy hope you're feeling better today hun. Love how you keep positive.
Susan I am so disappointed for you hun, but it might be a good thing in the end! Must be a very good reason for the delay.
Cat so well said hun. We support each other through many a crisis and pitfall. It's a wonderful closeness on this team I've not found elsewhere.

Chore morning this morning and hoping the sun and heat promised appears by lunchtime for might be a final chance to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on a sun lounger in my bikini before autumn really sets in for good LOL.
I'll not put my summer tops away just yet emoticon ever the optimist emoticon


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You are all my friends even if online as we have gotten to know each other through our posts. So, it is difficult to hear of my friends and their families having hard times that can press any soul.
I pray for you and wish you and yours speedy recoveries.
It would be great if all our angst could be over with before the holidays start as those are tough enough times without the added pressures.

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Hello Ladies,

got some disappointing news this evening. My son's surgery will NOT go through on the 19th of October because one of the tests he is to have before hand can not be done now until October 24th. The surgeon wanted a cystoscopy done before the transplant so we now find ourselves waiting again for a date.

Hoping it will go through first week of November but who knows. WE both have appointments at the clinic on Thursday so maybe they can give us another tentative date then. Hope so.
Feeling a bit bumbed out right now but wanted to post in and wish everyone a great evening and a fantastic day tomorrow.


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Good Morning! emoticon I slept in this morning; felt good! Yes, chilly this morning and will only be in the 70's today. Feels good and I love having the house open! GGS will be here this afternoon/evening so I will try to get a good start on my fitness minutes early. Did well on them yesterday; but ate too much. Not sure why; was just out of wack well into the afternoon. Extremely bright light being shined on the back of my eyes seemed to affect me strangely yesterday, or maybe it was the drops. Just an undefinable afternoon; nap helped but was strangely tired the rest of the day. Tired is one of the triggers that will weaken my resistance to snacking. Today will be better. Be well all! Life is good.

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Good morning! It is a beautiful morning, so chilly outside!! I ran with my friend and her husband, and we were dressed for the chilliness. First time in a while, and it was nice! I slept last night. Actually slept. I think I fell asleep before 9:00, and I didn't wake up until 4:30 or so.

Last night at cross country practice, the heathens... urrr... children were wound up!! Haha. I guess the cooler temperatures just boosted their energy levels, and they were all over the place!! I had a difficult time controlling the girls. They just wanted to do their own thing. Silly kids. That's okay. Wednesday we will make up for all the stuff they missed last night due to silliness. Bwahahahaha... Seriously, though, I do love these kids. They make my heart happy.

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Caz: I did and I even worked out with a video last night



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Morning girls
Patti I hope you enjoyed your workout.
Joy glad your appt went well.It seems what ever medication we have it becomes an intrusion into another aspect (recall my botox/ swallowing problem! well now he's not put in enough and my neck is pulling again!) I feel for Sugar- wonder if she's pulled a ligament and it only plays up after a long walk, Happened to a dog I see down here on the beach walks,Just a thought. Hope you felt better after your nap.
Susan read your blog and it touched me as I lost both my parents when I was 30.
Jeri so sorry your daughter has to go through this and I feel for you and your family on the sideline, Sending love, hope and prayers that all will be well. I hope the news on Monday is that the treatment will be minimal and the operation comes swiftly.
Verna sorry to hear about Salty passing hun, glad Jiggs is okay. Your posts always make me smile as you sound so upbeat.
Cat hi hun
May a nusiance for sure May, but you know, you can motivate yourself without an expensive gadget, get a cheap pedometer maybe. You motivate yourself more than you know, your FITBIT just reinforced that, I hear you about winter though, it can stifle your commitment to getting outside and doing things.

Off for my beach walk shortly. DH has another appointment on Thursday to see the doctor for test results.Then gearing up for celebrations as both my birthday (3rd October) and friend John's (4th) are coming up. A night out to see The Bootleg Beatles on 7th and a meal out on 8th. Here's to another year in the fast lane emoticon emoticon


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Feeling pretty bummed. Lost my FitBit last evening while out for a walk. Retraced my steps but can't find it and unable to replace due to cost. I really relied on that thing to keep me moving, to force me to be active when I just wanted to be a slug. I'm in fear of the 6 months of winter I feel on the horizon. Hard to find joy today. Sorry ladies. I know that some of you are dealing with much more difficult things than I am. But hey, it is what it is.

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I was going to post but after reading yours I am going to pass until tomorrow so I can reflect.

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Hi,
I'm home; all went well but my eyes are still gizzied up. I'm functional; just not comfortable. For some reason they feel "gritty". Stopped for some groceries on the way home; needed GGS supplies. Milk, yogurt, fruit. Except for the milk; I needed the same.
Exam went well; go back in 6 months. I updated him on changes I see. Checked; I'm still seeing 20/20 distance with my glasses and OK near point. Could be improved slightly with a new Rx but since we don't know yet how much more change is coming agreed to leave it for now. Reducing the prednisone should slow the vision deterioration. Funny how the "cure" becomes the problem. The loss I'm noticing is more likely due to the developing cataracts and it's too soon to deal with them. He dilated my eyes so that he could observe my arteries for inflammation or swelling through them; the primary reason for these check-ups. I go back in 6 months. Going to put my groceries away, change my clothes and maybe take a nap. Just feel out of wack. But confident that will pass. "Someone's been inside my head"; or at least it feels like it. Smiles.

Verna, enjoyed your post; love your attitude. So glad your horse is back up!
Jeri, Back to "one day at a time"; it's all we can do.

Drizzling here now--and we really need it! Good afternoon for a nap. Be well all!

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Hi gals
Here I am 9 hours from home sitting in a Best Western Plus, breakfast is done and after I am done posting I will go down to the fitness room then start on the farm books which I brought along so I can get the GST report filed. Sunrise was gorgeous but I didnít have my camera. Tomorrow I will take it to breakfast so hoping it is sunny and clear but a few clouds floating around can make a beautiful picture.

Tried to post last night but got kicked out within minutes so today I am doing this off line and will cut and paste. Whoops just got kicked out again. Thank goodness for that ďsaveĒ feature.

Some of you might remember when I posted about my horse Jiggs and that he was out getting some training done. On Friday, just minutes after I found out that Salty our blue heeler dog had passed overnight (expected but still very very sad), we got a call from the ďtrainerĒ who advised that Jiggs, my horse, had gone down and hadnít been up for 2 days. The vet was out and drew blood to test for West Nile and Iím not sure what else he did but the prognosis was not good. The vet was out again on Friday and gave him a bunch of drugs, I suspect guessing about what put him down. Very hard to get an animal up once they have gone down. We have had cows go down after giving birth and have yet to see one get up. Anyway we were expecting the worst so when the phone rang yesterday morning we were all nerves but it was good news. Jiggs was up. The vet had given him selenium and it did the trick or at least we are praying that is the answer and the cure. I had asked Pete to bring him home a week or so ago but life got in the way and we didnít get him. As soon as we get back though but not sure when that will be. DH had a breakfast meeting with the Insurance guys and it seems it is going to be a hard call on the hail damage to our clientís crops and the weather person is saying that starting tonight there are to be thunder storms off and on all week. This is not a good day for DH to have a birthday!!

On the way up here DH and I came to the conclusion that we are killing ourselves or being killed with chemicals. There are thousands of acres with standing canola, wheat and oats and every one of those crops have been desiccated with RoundUp or some such chemical to induce ripening. Now tell me that those chemicals donít remain on the seed ---- who washes seed before it is ground up for flour, pressed to get the oil out or whatever else. Then we, the consumer, buy the product and eat it. I try to get my flour out of Manitoba. Sometimes it can be found in our Superstores---but can we trust the label I wonder.

Right now, I am keeping a diary of what I eat and how I feel. I have BIG trouble with flatulence and sometimes have no control and have on occasion embarrassed myself to no end. Not sure whatís causing it Ėthought it was dairy at first but that doesnít seem to be it, thinking it might be starch, as in breads etc. I sure hope n because I do love my bread.
I guess when I get back home I will continue getting things back into their original spots after moving things around for the renovations, a big job but once done everything will be lovely.

I notice that a lot of birds have been hitting our windows this fall. Havenít found any on the ground but there have been large imprints and Iíve heard the thud. Iím thinking the doves are getting drunk on the cotoneaster berries!!

Jeri, sending prayers your way. I hope your daughter's surgery will be soon. Horrible, horrible thing that cancer is.

Joy, I hope your opthamologist has good news for you. Maybe a new RX will fix things up. Sorry to hear about Sugar's paw.

Susan, hope you have a wonderful day with your mom. You usually do so let this be another one of those days.

I'm heading off to the Fitness Room and because my shoulders are sore I will find that sauna that is supposed to be here too!!

Have a healthy day everyone and for those that are stressed may this day be less so.

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Good morning. I'm tired. We visited our daughter yesterday. For the most part she is doing okay. She cried randomly while we were out to eat. I asked her why she was crying, and she said she realized she may not be around much longer to be annoyed by my incessant talking. I told her she'll be around for a long, long time. And then later she asked me if she will be in a lot of pain. I told her no, but her treatment is going to suck. Truthfully, I have no idea if it will be painful. I'm sure surgery recovery will hurt, and some treatments will not be comfortable. But she will recover. We won't even know until next Monday if it has spread to any other areas, so nobody knows yet what she will have to endure. I only slept two hours last night. Now I'm at work. It's the end of month billing cycle. My least favorite thing to do. Oh well.

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I too am on the fly this morning. Getting ready to go to my mother's to take her to her doctor appointment.

Joy hope the vision will be fixed with a new script and poor sugar.......... I hope her foot feels better soon.



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Good Morning All, On the run; have an opthamologist appointment this morning. Should be interesting; I think I've lost more nearpoint acuity and my night vision is a lot worse. With glasses, I'm fine but may need a new rx. Going to give Sugar a week off from walking, she runs in the yard fine--but that's short spurts. Still haven't found a thing and suspect a deep paw pad bruise. Will continue to soak her feet (easiest to soak all 4) this week. Can't hurt. Hope it's just not showing her age (8); not ready for that. But, will honor how she feels. emoticon

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Going back to the gym after being away last week due to my allergy attack. Will be going down in 15 minutes.



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Morning girls
quick fly past this morning, loads to get done.
Joy hope Sugar is better this morning.
Susan one step closer hun, glad the move went relatively well. Who'd have thought moving fish would be so complicated LOL
Cat thanks hun for your concerns.


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Gave her a couple of days of soaking and resting Cat and she seemed fine this morning; really frisky in the yard so I decided to walk her before it got hot. Lasted 15 minutes and she started favoring it again so we came on home. Will continue soaking and rest for a week before we try again. She doesn't seem to have any pain; but does favor it after a bit. Can't illicit pain when I examine her. Don't think it's serious; just needs time. Thanks.

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I looked up the SS, CAZ as I hadn't heard of it. Terrible symptoms. I sure hope his doc's can get to the bottom of the problem and help him out.
Joy, perhaps Sugar just needs a break!
Hi everyone.
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Hello Ladies,

have been at my sons helping him pack but have come home for a break. Sent hubby back there because they have to load his huge aquarium into our car and set it up here. The fish are salt water and it takes a couple of days to let the water stand in order to add the fish back to the tank. We have relocated them into a roughneck tub for now.

The weather here is lovely and sunny but very seasonal at just 62F. I'm happy with that and after dinner I plan on getting out for a good power walk. My body is aching a bit today, probably from the change in weather but the power walk will make me feel new again.
I hope everyone is have a good day.

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Bonfire rained out last evening and rain continues today. Church was very sparsely attended. I have lots of chores to catch up on so that will keep me busy. Hope you all enjoy your Sunday.

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Good Morning All, Have just finished a slow, lazy week. Partly the heat, partly Sugar has had a bum foot I've been letting rest. Really shows how much a part of MY fitness her being my walking mate is!! emoticon
Been soaking the foot; can't find a thing wrong with it. Can illicit no discomfort when I prod and massage her legs and feet; last time we walked as she seemed healed, she started favoring it again. So went to soak and rest until I'm sure. No pain right now. There are a lot of acorns on the ground right now; I strongly suspect she's bruised the bottom of her foot on one of those.
I need to get moving today regardless! Haven't had any aerobic minutes for 3 days. Have met most fitness goals but that one is critical to my maintenance. Jazz at the winery this afternoon. Looking at a good day ahead. Happy Sunday Everyone!


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Morning Girls
looks like everyones' weekend is going well.
Lazy day yesterday for me bar some light gardening,

Today a long walk on my own and then hope to encourage you know who out for a walk again. He hasn't slept well this week and has had no energy - a symptom of his sjogren's syndrome.
So he's just rested,
Sun's up so it should get him out!

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Good evening everyone. I had a busy day today so now I finally get to rest



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Hi all. Got in a good walk today and did some things around the house. Starting to sprinkle.

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Just dropping in so sorry to read your daughters news Jeri difficult to find words that will comfort hopefully a good oncologist will be there to guide her as to the way forward and so much new treatment out there.
Susan glad you have got a date still challenging time for you both
Keeping busy weather has been lovely this week and enjoyed my parkrun to-day enjoying a 3day week end so getting the garden and house tidy.
take care :)


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Just checking in to see how all are doing. JERI: so sorry to hear the news of your daughter's diagnosis. Thankfully they caught it early. Prayers for you and daughter.
I went to bed just after 8 PM last evening and slept until 7:15 this morning. Obviously I really needed it. Many catch up tasks around home today so must get the coffee brewed and get busy. Have a good weekend, girls.

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Good Morning Everyone, Did not go to dinner last night, OK---just tired by that time of day. I think my body is still adjusting to the reduced meds. Takes a week or so; slept well. This may be our last hot weekend. Tomorrow is our last Sunday for Jazz at the winery and I still plan on going; should be a nice afternoon. All is well here, just letting myself take it easy. Lucky that I can. Smiles. Life is good.

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Oh no Jeri, what shocking news, so frightening for you both. She'll come through this, the treatments now are so much better than even 10 years ago. I'll keep you both in my prayers. emoticon Best you take advice from your oncologist, the world wide web has a lot of mis-information out there.
Joy sounds like you have a great weekend planned, enjoy.
Hi Patti.
Susan read your blog hun and am pleased you now have a firm date to aim for. Good luck.
Cat sound advice.


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Prayers for your daughter and her family, Jeri. Cancer.com is very good and reliable source of information. It is best not to get ahead of herself on the internet and to consider the sources of info she does use. Be very selective as there is a lot of crap out there and a lot of forums with people that are the extreme cases. She should like her oncologist and trust them. Ask for another if she doesn't. It is her life, not theirs.
And, after the treatment plan is laid out for her she should run it past her general physician to see if they think it is reasonable based upon her stage.
Let me know if you need a direction for info and I will help if I can.


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Hello Ladies,

OMG Jeri, I feel what you are going through. This has to be so frightening for your daughter and you and the family. Of course you are terrified even though we know the rates of curing breast ca, we are moms that worry until all is over with and well again.
I am so so sorry to hear this news Jeri and if there is anything at all I can say or do, I am here for you.

I am home from seeing my surgeon today and have signed the papers for surgery. Almost there. Sorry ladies but Jeri's news has just seemed to overwhelm me so much I can't find words to say right now.
It is cold and damp here and the Autumn weather has definitely arrived which is fine by me.

Will post tomorrow but want to wish everyone a pleasant evening.

Jeri, hang in there girl, things will be okay. The treatments today will heal your daughter and I hope the doctors can somehow ease your minds with their information.


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emoticon Good Morning All! Yes great GGS day yesterday. All is well here.

He's growing up so fast!

Oh JERI, I feel your gut punch with you! A real challenge to your strength and her's. But if anyone can get through it, and many do, you all can! Yes, many choices to research; I hope you have a good guide. emoticon

Busy weekend ahead; dinner with friends tonight and Jazz at the winery Sunday. The calendar may say fall but the thermometer is still saying summer! emoticon

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Good morning. It's another hot one here. Looking forward to more fall-ish weather next week.
Yesterday afternoon my daughter had a 3:00 doctor's appointment to get results of a biopsy. She texted me at 3:20 and told me she has breast cancer. She is 38 years old with a beautiful 8 month old boy. She's very scared. They told her they caught it early, but there are still more tests to run. She left the appointment with a big giant book about breast cancer treatments, options, etc. I'm going up to see her next Thursday for her other tests. She will get results of those the following Monday, and hopefully a treatment plan. I know that breast cancer survival rates are really good if caught early. But when this is your daughter they're talking about, it's a gut punch!! Yesterday my heart physically hurt.

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Morning girls
Autumn equinox yesterday.......it's officially here! emoticon

Patti glad to hear it babe.
Joy glad it all went well yesterday for you, I just know you had a good time with GGS
Susan glad you slept well. Just read your blog today, beautiful!!
I know how anxious you've been ....not long to go now. And have no fears about blogging about this journey, you could well be helping others in similar positions without knowing it. Not necessarily about a transplant but definitely about how to deal with stress with an upcoming major operation looming. You have laid bear your thoughts and emotions- someone out there may recognise those same feelings and take comfort that they can weather the storm too!!
Jeri you ALWAYS spread cheer and encourage people emoticon
Cat not more problems! Hope your guy can sort you out.

not much doing here today. Just spent 20 minutes watching spiders in their webs in the garden. The webs look so beautiful covered in autumn morning dew. Misty morning here and I've heard the sea fog horn going off every couple of minutes, it must be thick at the pier head today,


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Sorry to hear you are having computer problems still CAT. Hope they will get resolved soon. Too bad you dont live around here as my son Ryan is a computer guru. He not only fixes computers but builds them.
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Again with the computer issues but alas I believe they are coming to an end as I hired an IT guy to come here and get this mess straightened out.
Tomorrow a haircut - finally.

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I fully agree with you Jerri about spreading the cheer and being an encouraging factor in people's lives.
You are a kind lady and I thank you and everyone here who has continously supported me through all of my personal drama.

Can't wait for it to be done so I can focus on something better to chat about. I'm getting tired of reading my BLOGS and psots that are all focused around this up and coming event.

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Susan, I am anxious for you to get this surgery complete and let the healing begin!! I'm happy for you!!

We have hot temps here today, but they will be cooling down next week. Fall is my favorite! My birthday is next month, and I celebrate all of October. Not by going out, or getting presents, or anything. I just spread cheer and encourage people. It's a great way to celebrate a birthday!

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Hello Ladies,

had a great night sleep last night without any medication aid. I was totally wiped out from the day but it was a good wipe out LOL.

Joy, glad that the spots you had removed were not anything serious. My hubby has about a dozen keratosis on his back that he wont go swimming any more because of it. I told him to pay the money to have the dermatologist take them off. They are not cancerous and can be removed at $75.00 per spot. Some are quite large so I understand him feeling self conscious.

Patti, happy to hear you are over your allergy reactions and feeling better.

I guess next week between appointments Ryan and I will get all his packing done and get him moved over here so it will be done before the surgery. He wasn't going to move here until the end of October since his last month's rent is paid there already. Because of the surgery date being before hand, we have to have everything done before that.
Going to be a busy time but that is good because being busy makes time pass quickly.

WE are having a beautiful sunny day here but it will be dropping in temperature for the weekend. Tomorrow is only to be around 69F but I love that. We have had a record year for extended hot temperatures and this summer made me rethink my favorite season to Autumn
Love those Autumn walks in the colorful world and I love the smell of it as well.

I bathed and gave my little Sassy a haircut this morning which took a couple of hours. Now to vacuum all the stray hair and get things dusted and beds made.
Sending best wishes for a great day.




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Good Morning All, All went well at the dermatologist yesterday; nothing suspicious but did have 3 different spots frozen off (a first for me) because they were in vulnerable spots to be aggravated. One on my forehead, right index finger and waist. Two I'd had quite awhile and just had taken care of because I was there. One on my forehead was new, a wart--I thought; but not. Just a common Seborrheic keratosis. So far, seems an easier procedure than cutting them out/off; we'll see. Best option because of the blood thinner I'm on.
Today is a GGS day; hoping to get outside with him this afternoon. We'll see, it will be the hottest part of the day.

Susan, so glad you are now at the point of a "count down"; hoping the time will move fast for you and Ryan.

Be well everyone! Seize the day! emoticon

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Good morning everyone. I am over the allergy attack I had. Thankfully it only last 6 days.



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Patti I hope you feel even better today. Vick Vapour rub featured heavily in my childhood for colds, I got addicted to the smell LOL
Joy hope your appt went well.
May I hope your got all your flyers delivered. You;re welcome hun,I love how supportive this team is, we've got each others backs,
Susan emoticon news!!!!!
Cat hope you had a good evening too babe

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Good news, Susan.
Joy, hang in there.
Mayie you hang in there also.
Everyone else have a great evening.

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Hello Ladies,

my BLOG today is even better than yesterdays. If you were to read it, you would see that we have been given a tentative date today for the transplant surgery.

If all goes as planned Dr. Lambe (wonderful, skilled, educated and phenomenal doctor) will do the surgery on both myself and Ryan. He is the doctor on surgery on October 19th. Whoo Hoo!
WE now have several pre-op appointments being made and when I see the surgeon on Friday who will explain the surgery to me, I will also have my blood work done that day I am so elated right now and can hardly breathe from the excitement but I have been out power walking with the dogs to try and calm myself down.
I am just beginning to relax a bit now and feel so exhausted from the adrenaline rush and coming down that I should have not trouble sleeping tonight.

Sorry I can't chat longer but wanted to give you this great news and wish everyone well. Thank you all for your prayers, words of support here and on my BLOGS. You girls have been my rocks.

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Hello all. Just checking in. Busy getting rid of this week's flyers.
Thank you CAZ for the wonderful supportive words.

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Good morning all! Off to the dermatologist for a check up this morning. Nothing serious, just prudent. Good weigh in today. I think reducing the meds is helping that. Smiles. Life is good.

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Good morning everyone. I am getting better as the days go on. I went to the nurse here at work yesterday and she told me not to take Dayquil. It raises my blood pressure. She suggested that I put vicks vapor rub on the bridge of my nose, under my nose and on my chest to get rid of the congestion and to also use afrin nose spray.



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Patti emoticon back
Cat I hope Buzz is back to his normal self soon and it's nothing to worry about.
Joy it went well yesterday, more blood tests for DH- legalised vampires LOL
May you can lean on us anytime hun, keep positive.
Anne nice to see you hun, wishing you well too.
Susan have just read your blog and left a message on there. Bound to say I'd be pretty miffed if I'd had to endure a procedure unnecessarily! Hope and prayer this was the only bump in an otherwise smooth road and that the op date comes sooner rather than later. You all must be exhausted mentally from this roller coaster. Sending love and prayers. Keep positive.

Going for a walk after brekkie and maybe get my winter clean underway.....not that the place really needs it............I am very houseproud LOL

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Great results at the transplant clinic. TRansplant is being pushed forward. The doctor told us might have it a soon as October some time or first week of November at the latest. He told Ryan that after a year of the kidney transplant he would get him into the Toronto Hospital for the pancreas transplant and then he will no longer be a diabetic after these 39 years.

Had some disheartening news from the transplant doctor when he told my son that he should not have been placed on dialysis because his numbers are not high enough and could have ben maintained on a renal diet until transplant time.
Not going to get into the details but Ryan was very upset learning this information. I myself believe God has a plan and even when it shows bumps in the road, they can always be smoothed over in time.

Looking forward to a day out with my mom tomorrow.
Hope everyone is doing well here and I will post when I get back later in the day.
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Hi all. Quiet day here. More computer issues and calked a comosmy to come Thurs to fix my issues. I am working on a tablet in mean time. The SP app is realky basic and not great...
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Awwww, you gals are just wonderful. Thank you for your kind words and support. Daughter and I seem to be estranged since the last troubling episode. I am, however, dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety today. Still trying to see the bit of blue sky behind those clouds. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

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Good Morning All, All is well here, I'm ready for autumn. I find I keep stalling on outdoor work lately; waiting on the cooler weather. It's not going to happen this week. Sugar and I walk just before dark. I'm just not a morning exercise person.
Cat, I hope all settles down as you settle in. Moving is hard under the best of circumstances; it has to be especially hard for our pets. No way they can understand it and it will take awhile before they can trust it as "home".
CAZ, I hope you get nothing but good news today.
Mayie, Glad you checked in and hope you are doing well. You are one busy lady!
Susan, May your day go smoothly and you get some "me" time.
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Be well everyone! emoticon

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Sunny, bright and warm here this morning.
MY son and I will be off to the transplant clinic after lunch. He is at dialysis right now and we have his dog here for the day so he isn't along all day.
Rommie is such a loving dog and loves coming here so he will fit right in when they move to the downstairs apartment in the next few weeks.

CAT I hope Buzz will be okay and return to being not so grumpy. Usually when cats lash out, it is because they are in pain . Poor little fellow. I do hope Snickers isn't too traumatized by Buzz's lashing out.

CAZ hope your appointment goes in your favor hon.

Mayie, glad to see your post and hope all is going well with you. You are surrounded by people who care about you here and I hope this is of comfort to you in light of your situation with your daughter.

Well, I better figure out what I am going to wear , and hop in the shower.
Will try and check back later this evening when all is calm and I have finished taking the dogs on their power walks.

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Everyone is busy. That's good.
Had to take Buzz the grumpy cat to the vet today as he's been attacking Snickers and us. The vet agreed with us that he's probably sick. Duh. Blood draw and results tomorrow.
Contacted a dog trainer today the vet recommended for Snickers anxiety. In home consult is $125 then map out training objectives.
Still haven't made it back to the gym and I really need to. I made a commitment to myself at the beginning of the year to stick with it and also to give my SO the incentive to go. We'll get back to it soon, I know.

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a beautiful day here today. Just a quick pop in to see how everyone is doing and to wish you all a great day.

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Good Morning All, Looks like another hot week ahead. Glad for the rain we got this weekend and did get some good fitness time in yesterday. Feeling more normal; takes a few days to adjust each time I reduce the meds but it seems to be going well. Cat, hope things feel less stressful for you soon and CAZ, here's to "twitch free". Busy day ahead, this house really needs some attention. Be well everyone!

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Computer issues that will force a new one.
One more added expense to my stressed out finances and I might just collapse. Hoping the old house closes earlier than projected 10/27.


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Good evening ladies,

it's been a busy day for me today. I spent the morning making my cabbage rolls and got over 40 out of the leaves and meat /rice mixture I had. I taught hubby how to roll them so he helped.

My brother in law called to say they were delivering 2 E-bikes to our house which are for my son Ryan. When hubby's uncle died a few weeks ago he had a brand new E-bike and one that was good for parts. Because my son Ryan is legally blind, he can not drive a car but he can ride and E-bike and has one of his own. He wanted to purchase the old one of our uncles from the estate so he would have parts for his bike since they were both the same make and model of bike. My brother's in law who are in charge of the estate told Ryan they had already made the decision to GIVE both of the E-bikes to him because he is the one who is most in need of the,
Everyone else can drive and has cars.

Last night there was a break in at our uncles house although nothing was taken because most of the valuables have been removed. The E-bikes were locked so they didn't get stolen thank goodness.

Wanting to keep them safe, they were delivered here as we have a large shed that will house the both of them . Ryan came over and took the new one home so he could try it out and left his E-bike here. Ryan stayed and visited for the afternoon while he charged the E-bike to the max so he could drive it home and make a stop at the grocery store.

HUbby was at a football game so when he came home, we went out to dinner because quite frankly, I was too tired to cook tonight.

I have had a lazy weekend as far as fitness goes and it has done my hip good to have that rest.
Tomorrow I will be back to normal fitness and power walking the distance.
Tonight I have been catching up with emails and stuff and cleaned out my filing cabinet which took 2 hours. Had a lot of outdated receipts and things we no longer needed.

I hope everyone has had a great weekend. Looking forward to the new week. We have 2 appointments up at the transplant clinic this week so it has already begun to be a busy week.


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Good morning! Today is a lazy day for me, trying to catch up on housework. I made the most disgusting almond pancake crap this morning. Almond flour is gross. I ended up eating a piece of string cheese for breakfast. I need to find something else to eat. I'm hungry.



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Good Morning All! Be proud! You really are an amazing group of women!! I love catching up with all of you every morning! How could someone check in here and find any excuse NOT to keep going?! And here I was thinking the most strenuous thing I might do today is use my mouse left handed. (interesting, try it!) Sometimes between all the button pushing in today's world that right index finger gets overworked; but I'm finding it's a good brain exercise too! emoticon

Seriously, am slowed a little with this reduction in meds but feeling fine. Hoping to pick up speed as I get into my day. Did pass on an early morning walk with DD; I would have slowed her down anyway. Had to cut last nights walk short so being prudent and sticking close to home so I can pace myself. Looks like we will be between storms for awhile so I will get out some. Have a wonderful day everyone! Smiles! emoticon

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Hi Girls
Jeri Great news!
Joy I love that he enjoyed playing with it so much, it's a winner for sure.
Cat Pete's fine hun, results came back "satisfactory" as stated on the report but he needs another blood test on Tuesday and goes back to the doc for a final check and consultation after that. Good of that lady to be so reasonable, had the skin been broken I guess it might have been another matter. But then most people can tell an accidental bite to one from a vicious and dangerous dog.That's an expensive job, but at least it'll last..........hopefully.
Susan glad it all went well and you enjoyed the do.
Jeri WOW....just WOW. You are no quitter!

Had a great time at the Motown Show last night- although that said it was down to Vicki's company and not the show.. The acoustics were way out and the band drowned the singers who were pretty awful to start with!
The lead was obviously what I call a "pub singer" used to Karaoke, all off key and swinging her arms around to every song like she was Shirley Bassey.......it got really annoying.
So we made our own entertainment. As did the people behind us.
When it came to the finale most of the audience were getting up and putting their coats on....no encore called, says it all. emoticon
My ears were ringing for a long time when we got home.
I can say that was the first show to disappoint me at that theatre.
But at least we two had a good giggle!!! emoticon


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I freeze the cabbages for a week then when I thaw them out, the leaves are limp and can be rolled without having to steam them to do so. I learned that trick just after I got married as my mother in law did this. Makes rolling cabbage easy peasy.



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Jeri, I always wind up shaking my head while reading most of your posts. You are such a trooper and never give up.
Susan, why do you freeze cabbages? I would make the rolls then freeze them. Guess I don't understand.
A day of unpacking display cabinets after hooking cabinets to the walls (we live in earthquake country). Sorting through and more for charity shops.

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Susan, It sounds like you are having a very lovely day!!

It rained here, too. This morning it was NOT raining, and I raced. I ran the 10 miler, and my grandson ran the 5K they offered on the same course. He took first male overall!!! He is 10, and he was the first "man" to cross the finish line. He was beaten by a 19 yr old girl, so he came in 2nd. The first 3 "men" were ages 10, 8 and 9. Super speedy kids!! I did not have a great race. The air was super heavy, collecting moisture for this afternoon's steady downpour. I used my inhaler at mile 2, again at mile 4, about mile 6, and again at mile 8. At mile 4 I was wondering if I could finish the race. I just ended up slowing way down in order to control my breathing. Part of the race was on an airstrip, and that was really hard on my broken foot. That part just beats your entire body! The surface is so unforgiving! It was the slowest 10 mile race I've ever run! Oh well. Marshall won a beautiful wooden plaque as first place winner. Amazing plaque! We went out to eat after the race, and then he went home to prepare for his football game. It rained the entire game! We were soaked!! He and his teammates were so muddy after the game. But they're boys, and they love it!! Overall, it was a good day. Even my bad race wasn't really horrible. I know a lot of people who would love to have had my "bad" time at that race. I really am going to have to get my breathing under control. I'll eventually figure it out.

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Hello Ladies,

it has been raining all day here. I am happy about it because after having the drought all summer, rain is most welcomed. I sat with my son Ryan in dialysis this afternoon and brought him lunch. We had such a good time at the stag and doe last night that was chatted about it and just spent time connecting. The nurse he had today was another awesome staff member. I have yet to meet anyone in the dialysis unit that is not cheerful and comfortable to be around. They are truly a very special group of nurses and Ryan gets along so well with them. They are sort of like a little family in there as they get to know each other being together 3 times a week..

I have my 2 cabbages thawing out right now and am going to get my cabbage rolls made later this evening or in the morning. I will be so happy when that task is done. I actually love making cabbage rolls and even better I love eating them.

CAT, I can understand your feeling badly about your poochy nipping the window lady but if you keep in mind that the dogs environment has changed and it is probably feeling a bit overwhelmed. Glad the lady was good about it. Most pet owners are understanding of other peoples pets acting up because they know these things can happen.
I do hope your chest pain has subsided from the other day.

Jeri, how wonderful for your niece to have a place to call her own. I hope she will be happy there and now you will be able to have more time to concentrate on your immediate family and your needs.

Joy, what pleasure it is to see the photos of your GGS playing with the farm you made for him. Yes, he is growing up quickly and with that the naps become fewer. He is such a sweet little boy. Before you know it, he will be off to school, time goes by so quickly.

Well, we keep seeing more storm warnings on the TV. Not for our town but for the county just on the other side of the American border about 30 minutes from here.
Hope they don't get the tornado that they are warning about.

Well no walks for the pooches today with all this rain so I'm sure they will be chomping at the bit to get one in tomorrow. They are calling for a storm tomorrow as well but we will just have to wait and see.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.
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Hi Ladies
I have been gone all day with my mom and not back and getting ready to leave for my nephews stag and doe.
Will be back to chat tomorrow.

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Oh, families! I feel for you that are having issues with 'loved' ones.
CAZ, how's Pete doing? Glad you are getting input on your problems.
Today my terrier, Snickers, bit someone. Didn't break skin but the lady will have one heck of a bruise on the outside of her knee. She was here to measure windows and give me window treatment options. Snick was on a leash by my side and I had told her he will nip at ankles when people turn their backs.....Well, I didn't realize his leash was loose enough to allow him to get to her and I turned my back. I was mortified. She was good about it as she has a dog that has had issues in the past. And, I am thankful the skin wasn't broken. But still.
We bought the window treatments to the tune of $8700. I knew it was going to be spendy and we didn't buy because of the remorse.
I feel gut punched none-the-less.

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Good morning all! Busy day yesterday! Stayed in, it was a hot afternoon. GGS arrived tired; but THE FARM (which I'm still tweaking) kept him busy almost the entire 4 hours he was here. He's giving up his afternoon nap; but really still needs it. Lifestyle interferes, sometimes he'll sleep here; more often not.

CAZ, I'm so glad yesterday's appointment went well. I hope your botox doctor is amenable to recommendations on your treatments. I find some are not open to outside input--from me, they get it anyway. So far, so good.
Patti! Great job on your SMART goals!
Jeri, Great news for your niece, and your family!
Need to get into this day. Stay well everyone!

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Good morning!! It's a gorgeous morning. I'm trying to get caught up at work. This is our busy season. Just FYI, portapotties are a hoppin' business in the fall! Festivals, races, weddings, etc. Everybody wants a portapotty right now! I'll be glad when November rolls around.

I think my niece has found a place to live! She's been living with us for 6 years. She has cerebral palsy, and the emotional development of a 12 yr old girl. She had lived on her own before she moved in with us, but she was so unbelievably lazy, dirty and stubborn that the state came in and told her she had to live with somebody or they would place her in a home. So we took her in. She really resented it, with all the resentment of an angry tween girl. But she started learning how to deal with frustrations, how to make smarter decisions, how to stay clean, how to accept responsibility, etc. She still cannot live completely on her own, but her case worker has found her an apartment in Frankfort (about 75 miles away) that is for people with physical/mental disabilities. It offers onsite staffing, monthly group activities, etc. She will be responsible for keeping her own place clean, buying her own groceries, etc. She will have a new case worker who will help her budget her money, and they will set her up on the payee program so they will pay all her bills for her (rent, utilities,etc).That way I am relieved from any real responsibility for her. This makes me happy!! It's really hard trying to teach an adult things that she should have learned a long time ago -- like how to use a knife, and basic table manners! I'm happy that she finally will have a place that will suit her needs. And maybe she will make real life friends, instead of only internet friends.

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Maye I am so sorry your daughter is so uncaring, time hopefully will mellow her. All you can do, sadly, is keep those visits brief and surround yourself with those who DO care. emoticon
Patti good for you, great attitude!
Joy hope you had an enjoyable day hun....when don't you when he's around emoticon
Susan hope you got your appt sorted.
Cat hope you feel better today,


Trains ran smoothly both ways yesterday, glad the journey was mostly in air conditioned trains in the heat (the Tube wasn't and it was sniffling- glad it was only 5 stops).
Appt went well, discussed the chewing problem again and the fact my dentist commented on my dry mouth on Monday and it's thought I had too much botox in my neck last time around and it's seeped into my mouth. So when I go for botox appt on 19th September I'm to tell my doctor to take more care and give a smaller dosage.
The chewing problem has lessened over time (started, I thought, since the op....that's when I noticed it but it coincided with my last botox injections,,,,,,,,,hence the confusion as to the cause) and it's expected to get better still provided the botox is done properly on Monday.
Fingers crossed eh? emoticon

We had a lovely meal out before returning home, but man I was beat, so hot and sticky had to take a long shower before bed to cool down LOL.
All in all though a good visit and next appt with the London team is set for next May.

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morning slow and afternoon way to full of things to do.......... emoticon

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OH wow Jeri. she is pathological isn't she. Sorry but the stories you have mentioned made me laugh. I guess to you and the family it is no laughing matter.

I used to know a woman who was pathological like this and I soon dropped her a s a friend. She actually told me that her second baby was mentally retarded and at 18 months still couldn't walk. I dropped by to visit unannounced the next day and there was the baby running all over the place and completely a normal baby who was bright and cheerful, could see and hear and run! She told me as soon as she saw me "look who started walking last night" Too funny.

I guess it isn't funny however because it is a mental illness to be a pathological liar. Just sometimes the stories are very laughable and other times they are infuriating.


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Susan, according to my sister, she worked for the FBI in their crime lab, she consulted on the OJ Simpson case. And if she had been at work the day the O rings were inspected, the Challenger wouldn't have exploded. Those are her benign tales. Then she says cruel things, like when she told her roommate that her (the roommate's) husband died just to get away from her. Well, that's when she found herself out of a place to live! She also invents lives for her neighbors and swears it is true. One of her neighbors made windchimes and took in washing for people (no, she didn't). And our county attorney was booted out of office (no she wasn't). Just stupid stuff. It gets annoying. If you call her out on her bs, she gets seriously offended!

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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Good Morning Ladies,

it is bright and sunny today with cooler temps and lovely.

Mayie, I wish I knew what to say about your daughter but I am actually for once speechless. I wish things were better between the two of you but I am so happy to know that you have beloved friends around to support you and be a positive influence on your days.

Jeri, although my son Ryan is an awesome young man, he can sure tell some whoppers of stories about himself which I consider BS but the stories are so funny that it makes us laugh. Sometimes he makes up great stories as a joke and then we are in stitches. I think his life gets to be so monotonous at times that he embellishes on things that have happened just to make life seem more exciting. He is never harmful in his stories (thank goodness)

CAT, hope your breathing is better today and the chest pains have ceased. Pretty scary when that happens. Please take care.

Joy, enjoy that little GGS today. He would light up even my darkest days with his cuteness so I can see him just making every one of your days the best ever.

I am heading over to the dialysis clinic to sit with Ryan for a while. WE need to get his Tuesday appt changed to an earlier time because I wont be back in time from the transplant clinic with him to make the afternoon dialysis schedule.
MY Friday appt this week with the surgeon was cancelled and pushed back to next Friday as he has surgery on my appt day so it will be 2 trips into Hamilton next week for me.
No biggie. THis thing is almost coming to and end and I am exercising the utmost of my patience to remain free from anxiety and get my sleep pattern back to normal, I had a few good nights but last night was a bad one. I wasn't even anxious when I went to bed but could not relax enough to fall asleep. Got up at 3:00 and took a pill and was out cold in 10 minutes.

Unfortunately they make you sleep 8 hours if I dont have anyone to wake me up and hubby had an appointment this morning so I slept until 11:00 am. Feel great now so will busy myself as much as possible during the day to get myself tired for tonight without medication.

I am wishing everyone a fabulouus day enjoying life and may it be filled with love, laughter and healthy living.



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Mayie, my wish for you is for a normal relationship with your daughter. The closest I come to that type of relationship is with my sister. I love my sister, but I really wish she would go live far away from me! Last night she was telling me the story of our Florida is filled with serial killers. And then she told me that she used to be a hippie living in the woods, and snakes have fallen out of trees and landed on her -- twice! I told her that I call BS on that. She never "lived in the woods," she was always in an apartment in a city. Yes, she was a hippie. Also, for several years we lived in a house that was sitting in the middle of the woods -- with 700 acres of woods behind us. We were always outside in the woods, and never once did a snake fall out of a tree on us. Sure, it can happen. But not to her. This woman will pull a tale right outta her butt, and swear it's the truth. Ugghh

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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Good Morning All, Slept well last night and had a good fitness day yesterday. Looking forward to GGS/s visit this afternoon. All is well.

Mayie, glad you are back. Sorry meetings with your daughter are so devastating. I think your solutions are partly in your last paragraph. Spend your time in activities and with people that feed your soul. We don't have to be with abusive people. Be strong.

CAZ, I hope you get all good reports today! Enjoy London!

CAT, I know those chest pains are worrisome; I have a mental check list I go through with those episodes. All that call 911 advice----I'd be calling a couple of times a week and finding out it's just sore muscles from exercise or gas. emoticon I feel like it's like playing Russian roulette. Tiresome. But, the meds for my heart seem to be doing their job.

Patti, I love your consistency both in showing up here every day and focusing on your fitness. WTG!

Stay well everyone! Life is good!

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Doing better today. Just got to keep on pushing towards working out and watching my sodium intake



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emoticon we're off....see you all tomorrow emoticon

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Haven't posted in several days. Recovering from yet another emotionally exhausting encounter with my adult daughter (24) who thankfully, no longer lives at home. She was on her best behavior at the church picnic where she arrived in time for the food. No sooner had we left the picnic when things turned ugly. I guess I should have expected this but I was totally unprepared. Her abusive words have at times reduced me to thoughts of suicide. When I could no longer tolerate her nastiness I left MY apartment and did not return until I was absolutely certain she was gone. It takes me a long time to bounce back from one of these damaging episodes. Monday I continued to feel as if I'd never be able to experience a moment's happiness ever again. Tuesday was a bit better, especially after an unexpected visit from a lovely neighbor/friend who presented me with supper. She had no idea I had been unable to eat for the past few days. It was exactly what I needed, food for my body, love for my soul. It's really hard when your own flesh and blood seems unable or unwilling to show caring or concern. I don't know where I'd be without the people who love me unconditionally.
This morning I went out for an early morning bike ride. The temperature was only 37F and it was cold. The sky was filled with flocks of geese. How long before they begin their long journey south? I love the birds. I love nature. I found myself feeling almost normal. Greeting people on their way to work and school. Feeling gratitude for all my blessings. Able to once again acknowledge, Life is Good.

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Horrible story about that poor boy.
Hi LJ. Glad to hear from you.
Bowled today and did poorly. Had trouble breathing and felt like heavy weight on my chest.
Fine now.


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Good Morning All. Good weigh in this morning and fun afternoon with GGS yesterday. The farm needs some tweaking (I knew it would) but overall it was a big hit. Worked out well as we couldn't be outside both because of the heat and the wet driveway sealer.
Jeri, Beyond sad story about that young boy! Hard to let go of but yes, talking and exercise does help.
Lynette, good to see you posting; I hope you get a new vehicle soon.
Caz, glad the appointment has been moved up; better over and done. Enjoy the trip to London.
Lots to do today. Be well everyone!

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Good Morning All,

we have had rain and it is supposed to be on and off all day. Will take advantage of my indoor bike ad some fitness videos today.

Jerri, what a heart wrenching storyof the little boy. My heart breaks for his family. How good that you were able to affer your listening skillsa ot your friend and be of some comfort to her.
Good run kiddo. How's the foot feeling?

Caz, hope everything goes well with your husband's appointment,.

Patti, I wouldn't worry too much about the weight gain, it is probably water. Weight does seem to fluctuateat times but a good workout will definitely make you feel better.

Lynette, glad to see your post and o hope you ill be able to make some good sales and get yourself a ne set of wheeels soon.

Sending out best wishes to all for a great day today




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Good morning! I started the day with a slow 3 mile run with my friend Karen. She was telling me this horrible story about the Amish family who is building their (Karen's family's) cabin. Apparently, Friday after the Amish people went home from working on Karen's cabin, the 9 yr old boy took his pony for a walk. He had the rope wrapped around his wrist. A couple of other horses went along with them, and a dog spooked them. The horses trampled the little boy to death. What a horrible story!! Karen was very upset by it all. Sometimes things just really suck!! Other than that dreadful story, the morning was nice! Our runs are very therapeutic. Karen needed to talk, and I was happy to listen.We all need someone to listen.

Cross Country meet went well last night. Our boys are on fire!! The girls are still improving. They all cut at least 30 seconds off their mile time. I'm very excited for the team. I love our kids!! The funny thing is, I am not a fan of children. They make me nervous, and I don't like to be around them, especially in large groups. But the Cross Country kids have my heart! I am having the best time coaching them and watching them learn!!

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Caz: Just feeling a little bummed out. I stepped on the scale and I gained 3 pounds. I am thinking that part of the reason is because I did not work out for two days. I am getting ready to go down and work out this morning



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DH'S hospital appt has been brought forward, sorry flying visit today and we'll be leaving early for my London appt tomorrow so may not post in the morning.
Behave in my absence emoticon see you all Friday. emoticon

Caz, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk UK on the North Sea coast, and live with my other half - not married) and have no kids.

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